Caring For Country: What is Connection To Country

Caring For Country: What is Connection To Country

Activity 4 of 24 in this unit

  • Cool+
  • Early Learning
  • Parents
  • Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures
  • Social
  • Equality
  • Indigenous Education
  • Social and Emotional Learning
  • ...

Lesson summary

Children understand that Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples have a strong connection to Country. Children think about a place that is special to them and create a picture of this place.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to introduce Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives to children and to help you build your confidence in sharing this topic with children and families.

This activity forms part of the unit Caring For Country: Introductory Lessons and Themed Activities. It is recommended that the Introductory Lessons be completed before exploring any of the themed activities with children in order to give them a basic understanding of Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander peoples and cultures.

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EYLF Learning Outcomes:

Learning Outcome 1: Children have a strong sense of identity

1.4 Children learn to interact in relation to others with care, empathy and respect

Learning Outcome 2: Children are connected with and contribute to their world

2.2 Children respond to diversity with respect

Learning Outcome 4: Children are confident and involved learners

4.1 Children develop dispositions for learning such as curiosity, cooperation, confidence, creativity, commitment, enthusiasm, persistence, imagination and reflexivity

4.4 Children resource their own learning through connecting with people, place, technologies and natural and processed materials

Resources required

  • an outdoor area to sit in
  • art materials such as paper, glue, pencils, paint etc. (optional).

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This is an original Cool+ activity.

This activity is designed to give you an understanding of how to embed Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander perspectives into activities at your centre and to help you build your confidence in exploring this topic with children and families.

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